A Collect to Follow in Jesus’ Footsteps

Lord Jesus, who calls to us as our teacher and Lord, teach us to follow you as your disciples did in Israel, that we would without hesitation leave those things that prevent us from living with you and walking in your footsteps and so learn to take on your life, through you who reigns in heaven with the Father and Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen. ‘As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth; and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he got up and followed him.’ – Matthew 9:9